|VTCT Product Code: AH30152||GLH: 418||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 500/7387/4||Units: 8 - 18||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 56|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) is a technical level qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser able to work on all hair types. This qualification is based on hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading hairdressing professional body, The Hair Counci,l as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a hairdresser/stylist, specialising in all hair types.
Why is this qualification most suitable?
This qualification is unique in that it covers all the necessary skills to enable to you work across all hair types - Caucasian, African and Asian. This qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare you for employment. Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real/realistic working environment.This qualification is unique in that it covers all the necessary skills to enable to you work across all hair types - Caucasian, African and Asian. This qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare you for employment. Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real/realistic working environment.
What does this qualification cover?
There are seven mandatory units in this qualification for you to study including: health and safety; client consultation; colouring hair; relaxing services; advanced cutting; styling and finishing techniques; promoting health and wellbeing; and selling products and services to clients.
You will then be able to select one optional unit from a range of 11 units which includes: creative hairdressing design; perming hair and human resource management. The full range of units can be found within the record of assessment book on page 5.
What can this qualification lead to?
When you complete this qualification you will be are eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hair Council.
Career opportunities as an all hair types hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including
- Commercial salons
- Specialist African type hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Armed services
- HM Prison service
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes
Further Learning Opportunities
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment you may choose to complement your skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4:
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 44 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UG21G18||D/601/0936||Promote additional services or products to customers||2||6||40|
|UG31G22||Y/601/5875||Monitor procedures to safely control work operations||3||4||30|
|UN30G16||H/600/1087||Provide consultation services for African type hair||3||3||22|
|UN3AH26||H/600/1252||Provide a variety of relaxing services||3||7||55|
|UN3AH31||L/600/1083||Creatively style and dress African type hair||3||4||25|
|UN3GH16||H/600/1218||Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques||3||8||67|
|UN3GH17||H/600/1042||Colour hair using a variety of techniques||3||12||95|
Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 12 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UG21G19||A/601/1530||Support customer service improvements||2||5||33|
|UG31H32||R/600/1277||Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities||3||5||32|
|UN2AH18||Y/600/1247||Perm African type hair||2||8||70|
|UN3AH30||K/600/1253||Style African type hair using thermal styling techniques||3||5||49|
|UN3AH32||L/600/1116||Extend hair using a variety of techniques||3||8||62|
|UN3GH18||D/600/1010||Provide colour correction services||4||13||106|
|UN3GH19||K/600/1219||Creatively style and dress hair||3||4||34|
|UN3GH22||D/600/1220||Create a variety of permed effects||3||8||62|
|UN3GH23||F/600/1274||Provide creative hair extension services||3||8||64|
|UN4GH24||H/601/4633||Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions||4||5||39|
|UN4GH25||M/601/4635||Provide hair and scalp treatments||4||7||52|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.
VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.
NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.